Modern Affirmative Action Policies Analytical Essay by brown341

Modern Affirmative Action Policies
An analysis of modern affirmative action policies, with a focus on university admissions.
# 63136 | 1,453 words | 7 sources | APA | 2003 | US
Published on Dec 28, 2005 in Education (Higher) , Hot Topics (Affirmative Action)

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This paper provides an overview of affirmative action policies used today at several universities. The paper also examines several solutions to the issue of affirmative action in university admissions procedures. The paper debates the benefits of giving preference to minority groups as opposed to providing these groups with the education that will enable them to be admitted to university on the basis of their knowledge.

From the Paper:

"How many times in the last six months have you heard about affirmative action in the news? Probably many times due to the recent Supreme Court case involving the University of Michigan. But what is affirmative action? Affirmative action is giving preference to minorities in the college admissions process. Some schools must meet a set quota. Others create a point system where students get extra points because of their race. The objective is to create a diversified student body. But this method is not fair. Everyone should be given the same chance no matter their race. Setting quotas to admit a certain percentage of minority students is not the most effective way to create a diverse student population. There are other methods that put everyone on a more level playing field instead of forcing colleges to lower their standards."

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